Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Planning For The Election Outcome

Today is the day that we've been waiting for---election day! Not only will we elect a new leader of the our free world, but we'll be able to watch television without being bombarded with political ads!

Many plans have been made for the victory celebrations for the various candidates. While they are making their plans, I've been thinking of a few of mine: What will I do if my candidate doesn't win? What will happen to my future? What will happen to my children's future? I'm sure you have the same questions running in your head, too, and have probably already answered some of them with your "plans".

All of our life, all we do is plan. We get up in the morning and we plan out our day. While we brush our teeth, we plan what we're going to wear. During the day, we plan for the evening. We plan what we're going to cook, when to go exercise, then we plan what we're going to plan tomorrow! All I do all day long is plan, plan, plan! But, God has a plan, too.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome."

Sometimes we have to lay down our plan to hear God's plan. I think it is wise to plan our work and work our plan. But we must not become so rooted in our plan that we argue and resist if God tries to show us a better way. We will never enjoy life until we begin trusting God to a much greater degree. In everything that concerns us, God has a plan, just as He did for Jesus when He sent Him into this world to save us and serve as our example. So while we may be busy planning our plans, what about asking God what His plan is?


Anonymous said...

Ill be extremly happy when erection day is over so I wont have to see 200 political ads every 30 minutes on tv! , and the same ones are shown over an over. enough mudslinging for a lifetime for me.

Barbara said...

Jeremiah 29:11 is my very favorite scripture. Since I'm human I sometimes want to "help God" with the plans. Ultimately I know God has control over the election. I am still praying for the best for our nation.
BTW: You are looking terrific these days! Love the new blog picture.

Samantha said...

Thank you for this... it was one of my favorite "political" posts of the day.